Which Wine with Duck Dishes?
Duck is not a common menu item and so people are often at a bit of a loss
for what wine to serve with it..
Remember that the essential nature of duck is sweet and fatty. Therefore
a 'greasy' wine such as a voigner or chardonnay which is often served with
chicken will not work so well. Think about the gamey flavours and opt for
a strong Burgundy red instead. A robust Pinot is just what a duck needs.
However, if the duck is being served with an orange sauce, then a chardonnay
suddenly becomes an excellent accompaniment.
Wines with crispy duck
When we eat chinese food we often opt for crispy duck. It was by chance that
my wife discovered the heavenly but curious pairing that is crispy duck with
chilled port. Normally port wine is not served with food, and nor is it served
chilled, but with crispy duck I urge you to break the rules and experience
a taste sensation. I have no idea where she came up with that idea from, but
I love her more than ever for it.